No Emotional Help / Caregiver Program?

by Doug
(Gainesville Florida)

I have begged for phone calls from siblings . They seem to think that once every few months is fine. I / we are here out in the middle of the woods in a mobile home that needs much repair (I am doing that too) Mom gave the brothers a great deal of money / Dads business and now they ignore her and me too.


I gave up a home, career, friends, and a community. Mom does not have dementia but is angry a good part of the time and it is like walking on eggs around her. I smile and put on a happy face but it has become very overwhelming.

I need social services and having a hard time finding them. I live in Northern Florida. Literally out in the woods 20 miles from the nearest city. One brother is coming for Thanksgiving (He has not been here in 2 years and offers no financial support) and the other is now avoiding the situation totally. I am financially not able to support mom as I can only work part time. Is there a government program that will pay me as a care giver?

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Find a local support group.. Really?????
by: Anonymous

I keep reading this advice to join a local support group, and it just makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time.

The very idea that we caregivers are able to spend a leisurely hour or so comparing notes with others in similar circumstances is laughable.

If I get 30 minutes to go to the market for groceries, I feel fortunate.

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